Dr Tade Oyewunmi

Senior Researcher, Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law

Tade Oyewunmi is a lawyer and researcher with specialties in energy and natural resources law, international oil and gas transactions, competition and regulated industries, international economic and investment law. Tade teaches international oil and gas transactions, and energy law and regulation as part of the UEF Law School’s International Energy Law and Policy course. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX, USA in 2015-16. In 2016-17, he served as a co-guest editor for the OGEL Special Issue on "Oil and Gas Law and Policy in West Africa", OGEL 1 (2017). Tade holds an LL.B law degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and became a qualified Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria in 2005. In 2011, he obtained his Master of Laws (oil and gas) with Commendation at the University of Aberdeen, UK, while he completed his Doctor of Laws research project with distinction at the UEF Law School in 2017. His doctoral thesis examined law, policy and institutional issues in the restructuring and regulation of gas supply to power markets in Nigeria and the European Union. Tade's legal advisory and consulting involves advising private and public organisations, oil and gas companies, regulatory agencies, etc. concerning dispute resolution matters, licensing and contracts, regulatory compliance and investment and market risk(s) assessment. He has written several published articles, book chapters as well as delivered conference and seminar papers bordering on oil and gas contracts, energy security, gas supply and energy regulation, international energy investments and stability issues. some of his current and forthcoming publications include:

Book Chapters and Monograph

  • Regulating Gas Supply to Power Markets: Transnational Approaches to Competitiveness and Security of Supply (Kluwer International, forthcoming, May 2018)
  • The Evolving International Gas Market and Energy Security in Nigeria, in Energy in African Developing Economies: Policy, Management and Sustainability, (Dr Sola Adesola & Prof. Feargal Brennan eds., Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming April 2018)
  • Security Implications of Conflicts, Crises and Disasters in the International Energy Industry: Legal and Policy Considerations in Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law, 272-294 (Susan C. Breau & Katja L.H. Samuel eds., Edward Elgar, 2016)
  • Nigeria: Energy Policy- (Sub-Saharan Africa - Energy Policy Section), in Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy, (Springer, Prof. Peter Cameron et al. eds., forthcoming November 2017)

Refereed articles

  • Examining the Role of Regulation in Restructuring and Development of Gas Supply Markets in the United States and the European Union, (2018) 40(1) Houston Journal of International Law 103-206 (forthcoming)
  • Energy Security and Gas Supply Regulation in the European Union’s Internal Market, (2015) 3(3) European Networks Law & Regulation Quarterly, 187 - 202.
  • Natural Gas Exploration and Production in Nigeria and Mozambique: Legal and Contractual Issues, OGEL (2015) Journal Special Issue on Natural Gas Developments: An International and Challenging Legal Framework, 1 - 25
  • Examining the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Domestic Gas Utilization and Power Generation in Nigeria, (2014) 7(6) The Journal of World Energy Law & Business 538 - 557
  • International Best Practices and Participation in a Private Sector Driven Electricity Industry in Nigeria: Recent Regulatory Developments, (2013) (8) International Energy Law Review 306 - 314
  • Stabilisation and Renegotiation Clauses in Production Sharing Contracts: Examining the Problems and Key Issues, OGEL 6 (2011) 1 - 26

Tade is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association (IBA), the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) and the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics (NAEE).